Rite Aid has updated its COVID-19 testing program through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Effective immediately, no-charge testing at Rite Aid’s existing testing sites will be expanded to individuals 13 years of age and older, regardless of whether the individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing locations utilize simple self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, and operate Monday through Friday 10-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm.

At all testing locations, adult patients will be required to provide government issued identification and need to pre-register online at riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.

Previously, testing was only available to individuals 18 years of age or older. The expanded program allows parents or legal guardians of individuals 13-18 years of age to create Baseline COVID-19 accounts so that they may be screened and tested.

Parents or legal guardians must provide consent for individuals under 18, show their government issued identification and must accompany their children to the appointment and supervise them during the test.

“We’re proud to continue serving as an essential part of the pandemic response in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Heyward Donigan, president and chief executive officer, Rite Aid. ”

“Continuing to make testing available – and now, to a broader age range – is an important next step in continuing to fight COVID-19.”

Rite Aid has two COVID-19 testing sites in Berks County. One in Reading at store #01581, 524 North 6th Street, and in Kutztown, store #11169, 23 North Elm Street.

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